I ordinarily hate this season, but for some reason, I have really been enjoying fall this year. New York has a marked change of the seasons, which D.C. doesn’t really. Weather in D.C. is either hot or cold – in New York, there’s a distinct period of several weeks where you get to wear light sweaters. It’s a strange concept for me – the light sweater.
The crisper weather has put me in a gigantic knitting mood and I’ve been very productive. I finally finished a sweater I’ve been working on off and on for about two years. I started my first sock. I made a few gifts for friends. I’ve been designing knitting patterns in my head – whether they ever make paper is another question. I bought yarn for my next sweater – Sylvar from Jordana Paige.
It is, among all things, the season for projects. My mind is ramping up with things to do. NaNoWriMo starts on Sunday, which I’m participating in. (I gave up after 25,000 words the only other time I’ve done it, so 30,000 would be a “win”, really.) I have a pretty good idea of what I’ll be writing about and I’m really looking forward to it, although I’m not sure how to balance all my various pursuits at the moment. Still, if that’s the worst thing I have to worry about, then life is pretty darned good.